Aden 21

Hi There!
It is so nice to get back in my scrap room!!! I was getting a bit overwhelmed with what to scrap, and in the end you just have to start!  I love this photo of Aden on his 21st birthday.  We had gone out with the family for dinner and then on to the casino where he won heaps on money!! What an awesome way to spend your milestone birthday!!!
I love mixing and matching my patterned paper packs (getting good value for money!)  You notice I've used these two quite a lot!  Great colours, especially for male LO's
All details, instructions and of course PRODUCTS!! can be found at Scrapbook Boutique.

Thanks for popping in :)


Happy Mother's Day OLS 5 and SR #227

Hi Again!! Just going to re do this post as  it seems to be playing the magician and disappearing  before our very eyes!!!
First of all Happy Mother's Day!! I hope you have a fabulous day doing what makes you happy!

Seeing as  this is my RE-DO post.... I can tell you how my day went down.. lol
I had a fabulous brekkie with the kids and then watched my eldest son play basketball, an exciting game that saw them win in overtime! A few fabulous hours visiting my mum and then dinner with my gorgeous family!  AND they bought me a ticket to see Wicked!!! (SO HAPPY!)
Any way, the card I have made my mumma this year is using the fabulous Paper Smooches bold flowers set which works great with my fav Luxe inks.
Going to join in One Layer Simplicity Challenge #5  fabulous flowers and Stampin Royalty #227 ( an old fav) for this one.

I hope you are ALL getting thoroughly spoilt... 

 This is the card I am giving to my mum today.  We have a few nice things planned and as soon as my family finish showering me with gifts, love and an awesome breakfast, I shall pop off to visit her!
I have been wanting to join this One Layer Simplicity Challenge for a while now.  I think one layer scares most people (and ME!) but I've bit the bullet and gave it a go!! It wasn't all that bad!! I've also joined in with an old favorite of mine Stampin' Royalty too!!

have a fabulous day!! :)


Scrapbook Boutique's MAY Inspiration Challenge and BLOG HOP


I hope you have a lovely day and spend it doing whatever makes you happy....
(me, it would be uninterrupted time in my craft room....) 


 welcome to our new  MAY Challenge and Blog Hop.

you would have arrived here from Scrapbook Boutique

Challenge : Create a project using the theme below
The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout or off the page project......it's totally up to you!

The weather has started to TURN!! I have dug out all my warm clothes and slippers ( I need a new pair... kids..?)
LOVE LOVE LOVE all these Autumn colours (or Fall colors for my Northern Hemisphere readers)

One randomly chosen winner will win a 
$30 Scrapbook Boutique 
Store Credit.

Challenge Rules:  Your entry MUST
*be newly created and follow the current challenge guidelines
*link back to Scrapbook Boutique Blog
*not entered in more than three challenge sites
*you must be an Australian resident with an Australian delivery address

We look forward to seeing your creations.

31st MAY 2014

with another fabulous prize of a $10.00 shop voucher

leave a comment on all the DT's blogs and lastly on the Scrapbook Boutique's blog to be in the running!
Blog hop closes 17th May, 2014.

Here is MY take on the challenge......

You cannot really notice it too much, but on the right my diamond pattern is modelling paste I've coloured and with the Wendy Vecchi diamond stencil, smeared over a 5x7 cardstock!  I thought I was so clever with my one colour, waiting for it to dry and then repeating with a different colour (I moved the stencil to create an even pattern) I did have GRAND PLANS for this huge bit of altered cardstock!! but alas, I had a little chuckle as I used probably 10 cm on this project! lol!  Another shout out for Avery Elle stamps... ( I so should be getting paid by these companies!) really love them!
AnYwaY I'm off to go buy my Mother's day breakfast ingredients......

Thanks for popping in and now head on off to 
 Linda's gorgeous blog


Congratulations on your wonderful news! CTD # 291

Hi there, Just having ANOTHER play with these Avery Elle Rounded Diamond stamps 
LOVE LOVE LOVE them!  I have the matching dies too!  I have definitely got my money's worth! Scrapbook Boutique have all the products used and details too.
Going to join in The Colour Thrown Down #291  I haven't played with them for soooo long! I used to join in ages ago (when I HAD SPARE TIME!!)  looking forward to playing more now I have had the huge overhaul of the craft room!

thanks for popping in! :)


Muse # 66

Hi there, I had such a busy weekend! My No 4 child partnered a beautiful girl in their school's Debutante Ball.  They looked fabulous and had a excellent time.  I am glad that I only have one girl though!! The expense for the boys is minimal compared to the girls with their dresses, hair and makeup  .......  Patrick, I have NO DOUBT, will look back on his hairdo when he is older and seriously wonder what he was thinking! lol

ANYWAY....I wanted a pretty card that was simple and elegant for his partner . One that would suit the recipient.  I just LOVE the watercolour trend at the moment and I knew that would provide the look I wanted. I took my inspiration from Vicki  Dutcher's Muse card this week. I loved the patterned paper on the left, which provided a little more interest and dimension to the card.

thanks for popping in :)

Products Used:

Stamp: Stampin Up Blooming with happiness
Echo Park:- Dots & Stripes Soda Fountain